NCL (NCAR Command Language) is an interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data analysis and visualization. NCAR provides official documentation regarding NCL.
NCL is avaiable on Perlmutter as part of the E4S software stack. To use:
module load e4s spack env activate gcc spack load --only package ncl ncl mycode.ncl
-L/usr/lib64 -lX11 -lcairo -lfreetype to the link line if needed. Notice each module or spack load command above can be relatively slow since it is making lots of environment configurations.
The following is a list of related Web documentation for NCL: